Bike Tours in Amsterdam and surrounding area’s

Amsterdam is known to be a fantastic city for cyclists. Therefore, a wonderful, healthy way to explore Amsterdam and the surrounding area’s is by taking a guided bike tour! Thanks to the compactness of the city, most highlights can be covered in a two-hour tour. There are also longer tours, that take you to the peaceful countryside surrounding the city, for example, the Zaanse Schans, Haarlem, Bloemendaal and the Amsterdam beach. You can combine the tranquillity outside the city with the liveliness in the city by bicycle. This is not only nice for foreign tourists, but also for Dutch people who go on holiday in their own country as a couple during a romantic weekend or as a group of friends, with a bachelor party or family reunion. Please note, you should be able to properly ride a bicycle to join a bike tour, as traffic is busy in Amsterdam.

Numerous routes have been developed to get to know the city. The ANWB, for example, has made the Bicycle tour for locals. It is a route that does not go past the famous spots, but just outside of it. There are also theme routes. Biological cycle routes, routes along the water, around the Amstel, past flower fields, architecture and many more.

Bike tours exploring Amsterdam

Are you looking for a fun, sporty and educating day out in Amsterdam for you, your friends and/or family? And would you like to cycle? Then stay on this page as we give you some of Amsterdam’s most popular bike tours. Different bike tour packages can be booked on this page. You can book bike tours in Amsterdam as well as in neighbouring towns and cities. Then you can also visit the beautiful surroundings, for example, the Zaanse Schans and Bloemendaal and the beach. You can combine the tranquillity outside the city with the liveliness in the city by bicycle. This is not only nice for foreign tourists, but also for Dutch people who go on holiday in their own country as a couple during a romantic weekend or as a group of friends, or even a bachelor party or family reunion.

 Amsterdam Highlight Bike Tour – by Amsterdamtravelcafe

With Baja Bikes enthusiastic Amsterdam guide you can cycle and discover all the highlights during this 3-hour Amsterdam Bike Tour in just a few hours. The experienced, enthusiastic guide takes you by bike along all the famous sights, but also the indispensable but less famous places. You cycle through the city in a fun and safe way. This way you see the world-famous highlights as a true local.

  • Nice and safe bike tour in Amsterdam
  • An ideal introduction to Amsterdam at the start of your stay
  • All highlights in just a few hours
  • With enthusiastic Amsterdam local guide

The highlights

A local guide takes you on a relaxed bike tour through Amsterdam. Explore the city as a true Amsterdammer: find out the most emblematic places, the iconic sights, and where do the Amsterdammers eat, drink and enjoy themselves. What is daily life like in Amsterdam and why do millions of tourists come to this metropolis every year? You discover it all during the highlight bike tour of Amsterdam.

In addition to all the famous attractions, the Baja Bikes Bike tour also visits the lesser-known but beautiful sights in Amsterdam. If you have any questions about the Venice of the North, then your guide is the right place for you.

What can you see during the bike tour in Amsterdam?

  1. Canal Belt
  2. Skinny bridge
  3. Jewish neighbourhood
  4. Artis Royal Zoo/Plantage neighbourhood
  5. Schreiers tower
  6. The Jordaan area
  7. Anne Frank House
  8. The 9 streets (Negen Straatjes)
  9. Vondelpark
  10. Museumplein

The guide will stop briefly at each location and give you some information about the location, the inhabitant and its history. This is also the right time to take some pictures and ask questions if you have any.

Important to know:

  1. Reservations are required
  2. The payment is with credit card or Ideal
  3. In case of rain, you get a poncho or you can change the date
  4. From January 1, 2020 an entertainment fee of € 1.50 per person is mandatory and must be paid on the spot.

– Book online here with discount code HBT10 and get 10% off –

Secret Amsterdam: Hidden Gems Bike Tour

See Amsterdam as a local and cycle the paths less on a private 3-hour bike ride. Your guide will take you down small streets and focus on undiscovered parts of the city. Get on your bicycle and escape the tourist bubble of the city center. Cycle along the banks of the beautiful canals in the canal belt, and then pedal draw bridges to discover hidden courtyards and secret churches. Stop for a short refreshment break. Then continue to Vondelpark, the city’s largest and most beautiful park. After a long drive through the leafy park, head to the Museumplein to discover Amsterdam’s most important museums.

Tour includes:

  1. Knowledgeable guide
  2. Bicycle rental

Meeting point:

Meet at the We Bike office in Amsterdam, Spuistraat 30, Amsterdam.

Baja Bikes Amsterdam Tour with Children

Child-friendly tour of Amsterdam.

  • Discover Amsterdam by bike
  • Same route as the Amsterdam Bicycle Tour
  • Ideal for children 8 years and over
  • Child seats for toddlers (free)
  • Special children discount

Planning a day in Amsterdam with the kids? Consider a bike tour with a guide! With an enthusiastic guide you can discover Amsterdam in 3 hours. The guide takes you by bike along all the famous sights, but also the indispensable but less well-known squares, and lets you experience Amsterdam in a relaxed way. This way you see world-famous highlights as a local.

Important to know:

  1. Reservations are required
  2. The payment is online via Ideal or with a Credit Card
  3. When it rains you get a poncho (€ 2) or you can move the date or cancel for free
  4. From January 1, 2020 an entertainment fee of € 1.50 per person is mandatory and must be paid on the spot.
  5. Cancellation can be done free of charge up to 48 hours in advance. 48-24 hours brings a charge of 50% cancellation fee. 24-0 hours is 100% cancellation fee.

Tour includes:

  1. Children’s bicycles: 8 years
  2. Children’s helmet: € 2 surcharge
  3. Child seats: up to 25 kilos, free
  4. Tandems: child tandem on request € 10 surcharge
  5. Electric bicycle: yes, € 25 surcharge on request


  • Bookable for groups of: 2 to 200 participants
  • Average group size: 8 participants
  • Minimum number: 2 participants
  • An additional guide is brought in per 15 participants
  • More guides are usually needed for larger groups.

Student Amsterdam Bike Tour

  • Student bicycle tour Amsterdam
  • Affordable rate
  • Safe, educational and fun
  • Teachers cycle for free
  • Ideal for school groups

Looking for a bike tour specially organised for students or students who are, for example, on a working week or study trip in Amsterdam? Then this bike tour is the solution for students and students. This Amsterdam Student Bicycle Tour is fun, safe and educational! The route of this popular, 2.5-hour bike tour has been specially adapted for groups of students and students and it comes with a guide. You can, of course, tick off dozens of famous sights from your must-see list afterwards. But also the less obvious city secrets are well covered.


  1. Canal Belt
  2. Skinny bridge
  3. Jewish neighbourhood
  4. Artis/Plantage neighbourhood
  5. Old Port
  6. Schreiers tower
  7. The Jordaan
  8. Anne Frank House
  9. The 9 streets
  10. Vondelpark
  11. Museumplein

Important to know:

  • Reservations are required
  • Payment is secure and has to be done in advance
  • The payment is online via Ideal or with a Credit Card
  • From January 1, 2020 an entertainment fee of € 1.50 per person is mandatory and must be paid on the spot.


  • Bike rental
  • An experienced guide guide
  • Safe and fun routes
  • Central meeting point

Group size:

  • Bookable for groups of: 20 to 200 participants
  • Minimum number: 20 participants
  • An additional guide is deployed per 15 participants

Sightseeing tours going outside of Amsterdam to the surrounding countryside areas

Amsterdam is not the only city where you can find fun, exciting and educating bike tours. There are also bike tours to some neighbouring towns and countrysides, and you can find them on this page.

Windmills, Cheese & Clogs: 3-Hour Countryside Bike Tour

Experience the charming countryside along the Amstel on a bike ride to the outskirts of Amsterdam. Admire beautiful Dutch architecture and pause at one of the oldest farms, where both cheeses and clogs are made.

Discover the beauty of Amsterdam and the surrounding countryside by bike. Cycle along the Amstel river and enjoy a view of the Magere Brug, the Blauwbrug and the locks that regulate the water level. Cycle past historic houses that reflect the early prosperity of the city.

On this 3-hour tour you will start at the harbour with a beautiful view over the IJ. Cycle through Amsterdam-East and head for the Amstel along the 17th-century VOC ship. Along the way you will see several famous monuments, including a mill.

Outside the city, in the middle of the Dutch polder, you pause at a farm from the 15th century that specialises in making cheese and clogs. It is hard to believe that the farm and the mills are at such a short distance from the city.

After the visit to the farm you cycle back to the center of Amsterdam. The tour is available to private groups at any time and from any location – simply send a request for an unforgettable experience in Amsterdam.


  • Admire the picturesque countryside while cycling along the Amstel
  • See historic houses from the Golden Age
  • Visit a mill and a cheese farm and clog factory

Included in the tour:

  • Live guide
  • Bicycle
  • Visit to a traditional farm that specialises in making cheese and clogs.

Departure point:
Piet Heinkade 25. 1019 BR Amsterdam

Good to know:
The bicycle delivery service is only available for groups.
The tour can be canceled in very bad weather.

Half-Day Bloemendaal Beach & Dunes 30 km Bike Tour

Cycle through the dunes of Bloemendaal and experience the beautiful surroundings with a professional guide. Experience the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park, the dunes and the beach, country estates, monuments and much more.


  • Cycle through the dunes of Bloemendaal and experience the beautiful surroundings with a professional guide
  • See historic buildings and estates
  • Look at a working flour mill
  • Enjoy a drink while overlooking the sea
  • Enjoy the sights of the memorial stones that were built after the Second World War
  • Enjoy talking with your guide, who speaks Dutch, English, German and French

Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam or Haarlem and enjoy a unique experience in the beautiful surroundings of the dunes of Bloemendaal. Enjoy the fresh sea air less than 25 minutes from Amsterdam.

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, the bike rides are available as private or group options, all under the guidance of an experienced guide. You can also book a customised tour if you are with a group of at least 4 people. Cycle past historic buildings and estates to discover ancient ruins and villas. Stop to see a working flour factory and travel back in time at the authentic mill shop.

Enjoy the landscape of the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park, where 3,800 hectares of dunes bloom with rare flora and fauna. Cycle through ancient forests to see large herbivores, such as Scottish Highland cattle and Konik horses.

Look out over the sea while enjoying a drink at the best beach club in Bloemendaal aan Zee, or reflect on one of the 8 memorial stones erected in memory of the 422 people who were shot in the dunes by the Germans during the Second World War 2.

Included in the tour:

  • Guide
  • Bicycle rental
  • A drink

Meeting point:
Meet each other at the DuneBiking center, Rustenburgherweg 8, Bloemendaal (note: not 8A or 8B) (Tel: +31 (0) 6 38 60 13 46).

Directions by train: A train runs twice an hour from Amsterdam (4 minutes) and half an hour), starting from track 1. The average travel time is 24 minutes. The train from Haarlem train station takes just 6 minutes.

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The meeting point for activities is a 5-minute walk from Bloemendaal train station. For transfers by car, go to to plan your route. If you want to cycle, the distance from the center of Haarlem is approximately 10 minutes

Good to know:

  1. This activity is suitable for everyone. The only requirement is that you can cycle the specified distance in kilometers and can cycle comfortably in a dune-like area.
  2. Children are welcome to participate, but children up to 12 years old.
  3. The Netherlands is an ideal country for cycling, and the routes are mainly on cycle paths and in relatively quiet areas.
  4. It is not mandatory to wear a helmet, but helmets are available on request. Children are especially advised to wear a helmet.
  5. The local supplier cannot be held liable for any personal injury or damage to the bikes during the bike rides. It is up to all participants to have good travel and/or health insurance.
  6. The DuneBiking bicycles are of excellent quality and very comfortable. The bicycles have seven gears.
  7. The use of your own bicycle is possible, in which case a discount of € 5 applies.

Amsterdam: Waterland and Fishermen’s Villages Biking Tour

Take a tour to explore traditional Dutch farms and picturesque villages and discover that cycling through the Waterland of Amsterdam is a remarkable experience in all weather conditions.


  • Visit the picturesque village of Broek in Waterland
  • Experience two of the seven Dutch inscriptions on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Taste the best pancakes that Amsterdam has to offer
  • Discover for yourself how the Dutch built miles of dikes to protect themselves against the water

Begin your bike ride by taking the ferry to the north side of the city. View the Amsterdam Tower and the Eye Film Museum, a unique introduction to the Oud Holland region in Amsterdam. Then you cycle through the amazing Waterland nature reserve. This flat polder landscape offers a view of moments that are lost in time, while you encounter vast fields and traditional Dutch farmers in their daily lives.

Cycle through old villages, such as Broek in Waterland and Zunderdorp, where time seems to have stopped. The land is protected by miles of dikes and pumping stations, making picturesque villages thrive, and the region becomes a hotspot for outdoor activities on land and on the water. You also have the opportunity to visit a windmill, with time for a small optional pancake lunch on the way.

Included in the tour:

  • Guide
  • Bicycle
  • Poncho in case of rain

Meeting point:
Piet Heinkade 25, 1019 BR Amsterdam

Good to know:
This tour requires minimum numbers and can be canceled in case they are not reached

Amsterdam: Guided Countryside 4-Hour Bike Tour

Cycle through the tranquil Dutch countryside on a relaxed 4-hour bike ride and view the picturesque windmills and fishing villages of the Waterland Municipality. Escape the bustle of the city center of Amsterdam for the beauty of it.


  1. Cycle through a perfect landscape on the outskirts of Amsterdam
  2. Escape the bustle of the city center for a landscape of streams, villages and windmills
  3. Ride a flat route on new and comfortable bikes
  4. Break for lunch (at your own expense) away from the bustle of the center of Amsterdam
  5. Discover a perfect landscape on the outskirts of Amsterdam on a half-day cycling tour through the Dutch countryside.
  6. Departure from the city center, close to Amsterdam Central Station, and transfer to the Waterland municipality, just 15 minutes north of the center of Amsterdam. Ride on new and comfortable bikes and admire the flat Dutch landscape with soft streams, wooden houses and iconic windmills.
  7. Under the guidance of an experienced guide you will pass picturesque villages and towns, along the banks of the dikes and waterways that gave the Waterland municipality its name. The enterprising Dutch have reclaimed the land from the sea and the country is just as rich in history as it is in water.

Included in the tour:

  • Bicycle
  • Poncho
  • About 30 minutes lunch break

Meeting point:
Meet each other at the Yellow Bike head office at Nieuwezijds Kolk 29 (a 3-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station)

Important information:

  • Good to know
  • Book this tour in advance
  • The cycle route is flat, but make sure you are fit enough to cycle

Cycling is way better with pretty weather. Via our Amsterdam weather page you find the most accurate and up to date weather.

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